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Lake Guntersville, Guntersville

#19 of 35 in Nature in Alabama
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Guntersville Lake is located in north Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville.LocationThe lake stretches 75 miles from Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam. It is Alabama's largest lake at 69,000 acres .HistoryThe lake was created by Guntersville Dam along the Tennessee River. Both the lake and the dam received their names from the town of Guntersville, which received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter.In the 1950s, German scientists brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip who lived in Huntsville, Alabama purchased houses by the lake.
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  • The lake is beautiful, clean and huge! The lake has a wonderful history being a manmade lake built in the 1930's by the TVA. I really enjoyed the history and the wonderful views.  more »
  • Spent an afternoon on the lake in a large pontoon. Cruised for 4 hours. The weather was perfect, the lake beautiful. Water not as clear as I'm used to from Up North (WI), but did swim.  more »
  • If you haven't been to Lake Guntersville, you have missed one of the USA's most spectacular views. Highly recommend!  more »

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